Ahmet Anıl Özlük, Merve Güner Oytun, Damla Günenç

Ege Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, İç Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı, İzmir, Türkiye

Keywords: Cancer immunotherapy; immunotherapy; monoclonal antibody


Immunotherapy is a type of treatment of a group of diseases, including cancer, that is based on the specific parts of the patient’s own immune system. The aim is to make the immune system cells target the cancer cells and kill them. They reveal their effect by influencing various pathway. Monoclonal antibodies, immune system control inhibitors and cancer vaccines are the mechanisms that affect these pathways. Monoclonal antibodies are the most frequently used one among these mechanisms. Studies in this field are increasing and it is expected that immunotherapy will replace chemotherapy with the finding of antigens as a new objective.